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Cyprus At Last

25 January 2004 Cyprus At Last By Gwynne Dyer After thirty years of armed partition, the divided Mediterranean island of Cyprus will probably enter the European Union as a reunited, bi-communal republic next May. Only days before Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan visits President George W. Bush in Washington, the Turkish army finally ended

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Cyprus At Last

25 January 2004 Cyprus At Last By Gwynne Dyer After thirty years of armed partition, the divided Mediterranean island of Cyprus will probably enter the European Union as a reunited, bi-communal republic next May. Only days before Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan visits President George W. Bush in Washington, the Turkish army finally ended its

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Turkey

9 November 2003  Clever Man in Ankara By Gwynne Dyer “If wanted, we’ll go; if not, we won’t,” said Turkey’s Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan last month, as the discussions about sending the Turkish army into Iraq descended into farce. Now it has all fallen apart, and he is looking very hurt in public, but

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Turkey in Europe

5 December 2002 Turkey in Europe By Gwynne Dyer It was Valery Giscard d’Estaing, former president of France and now head of the convention on the constitutional future of Europe, who broke the long, embarrassed silence in early November. Turkey, he said, is “not a European country.” It has “a different culture, a different approach,

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